Amid Onslaught From All Sides, Trump Approval Rating Holds Strong

Despite many controversial stands by President Donald Trump, his approval rating has still held firm in the weeks following the mid-term elections.

A Dec. 11 poll by Rasmussen Reports shows that the president’s approval rating is almost at 50 percent.

“The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Tuesday shows that 49% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Trump’s job performance. Forty-nine percent (49%) disapprove.

“The latest figures include 36% who Strongly Approve of the way Trump is performing and 39% who Strongly Disapprove. This gives him a Presidential Approval Index rating of -3.”
The president is looking toward his 2020 re-election campaign with the hopes of securing a second term in office.

While the president never fully called off his 2016 campaign, continuing to hold rallies throughout his first two years in office, the current Commander-in-Chief is likely to face a tough bid, due to growing frustration on the left.

One of the pillars of the president’s 2016 campaign and an issue that is still on the minds of many today is border security.

“President Trump will meet with Democratic leaders today to discuss funding for the border wall with Mexico,” Rasmussen reported.

“Earlier today(Tuesday), the president tweeted that while his administration’s measures to shore up the border have been effective, it would be less expensive to complete the wall. A growing number of voters want the wall, as do 70% of Republicans.”

Another roadblock to re-election could be a divided Congress after Democrats take control of the House of Representatives next month.

The president had two years of Republican majority in both houses of Congress following the 2016 election, but that streak has ended.

Rasmussen went on: “As Democrats prepare to take control of the House next month, many are posturing for pointed attacks against the Trump administration with an eye for the 2020 presidential election. But 68% of voters think it is more important for the new Democratic majority to focus on policy areas where it can work with the president and his fellow Republicans.”